NCRA Excellence in Leadership Selection Process
The NCRA will participate in the ESS (Experiment Station Section) Leadership Award process and recognize outstanding leadership following the recognized national guidelines posted on the ESCOP website.
Nominations and applications will be solicited from the NCRA Office in the fall with designated deadlines. The Office will review the nominations for compliance and completeness. The final materials will be prepared for Committee review and selection prior to the spring meeting. The selection Committee will be comprised of the Chair, Incoming Chair, Past Chair (in practice, the Executive Committee) and a past award recipient (if available). The Committee will be assisted by the Executive Director and Assistant Director.
If it is determined by the Office that a conflict of interest exists, at-large director(s) will be solicited for participation. The Incoming Chair will serve as chair of the Committee and make the recommendation(s) to the Committee. The Committee recommendation will be forwarded to the NCRA directors for final approval at the Spring meeting. This award will be presented as deserving nominees are made known to and accepted by the Committee and will not necessarily be presented every year.
Normally, one award may be presented annually during the spring NCRA meeting. However, under extraordinary circumstances as defined by Committee, and pursuant to the meritorious achievements of the nominees, as many as three awards may be issued in any given year.